Published on August 04, 2015

Registration Open For Metabolic Syndrome Class In Quad-Cities

Registration is now open for the Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) program being offered to residents of the Quad Cities until Sunday, August 16. Apply for the program today.

If clinically qualified, selected registrants can participate in a free 10-week intervention. Individuals participating in the 10-week program need to have access to a computer with high speed Internet (many libraries offer this service).

The MetS initiative includes a program called Naturally Slim™ and has been offered to employees of Genesis Health System since 2009. Since 2009, more than 55% of the Genesis employees who had MetS in 2009 no longer have metabolic syndrome because of the healthy lifestyle techniques taught by the Naturally Slim™ class.

Each weekly session is about 30 minutes long (the first “kick-off” session is 90 minutes), which can be viewed via the web at any time throughout the week. The value of this program is $500. Only those who can commit to completing the 10-week program will be accepted.

The last group participating in the MetS initiative and Naturally Slim™ lost a total of 1,015.3 pounds. There was an average weight loss of 14.6 pounds and 47 participants lost more than 10 pounds. Other highlights from the last MetS Initiative group were a 63 percent reduction of high blood pressure and a 48 percent reduction in triglycerides.

Genesis Philanthropy MetS Initiative is now accepting applications from individuals interested in participating in the program who live or work in the greater Quad Cities. Financial need will be a consideration for selection.

To learn more about the regional impact of a charitable investment in Genesis Philanthropy, contact Missy Gowey, Executive Director, (563) 421-6860.

Affiliate Foundations


DeWitt Community Hospital Foundation
Genesis Foundation
Mercer Foundation for Health
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